TIGEROWNER MINERALS

 

 

Hall of Fame Specimens

(Gone but not forgotten)

(All UV photos are taken under shortwave UV lamps, unless stated otherwise; SW= shortwave, LW=longwave, WL=white light;

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HARDY02 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 9 lbs. 1 oz., 8 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 4 in.

An absolutely spectacular huge mix of all the best of Franklin - a centerpiece for any collection!

 

ESPER01 - Esperite, Willemite, Hardystonite, Calcite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 4 lbs. 14 oz., 6 X 4 X 3 in.

Massive 4-color specimen of Esperite in Franklinite with Willemite, Calcite, and Hardystonite - Incredible!

HARDY01 - Hardystonite, Willemite, Calcite, Clinohedrite (fl-SW) - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 9 lbs. 5 oz., 9 X 5 X 4 1/2 in.

A huge, massive chunk of Hardystonite, with exciting splashes of color from Calcite, Willemite, and Clinohedrite - Wow!

CLINO01 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 2 lbs. 10 oz., 4 X 3 x 3 in.

Roughly triangular piece of Hardystonite with Clinohedrite, Willemite, and embedded Franklinite - a dandy!

 

ESPER03 - Esperite, Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW) - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 2 lbs. 2 oz., 4 X 3 X 2 3/4 in.

An exciting melange of Esperite, Willemite, Calcite, Hardystonite, and Franklinite - extremely colorful!

BHARD02 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Calcite, Willemite (fl-SW) - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 6 lbs. 8 oz., 6 1/4 X 5 X 5 in.

An exciting mix of at least 8 minerals (4 fluorescent) brought out by John Yanvari in the 1950's - the colors that made Franklin famous!

BIGDOG02 - Calcite (fl-SW) - San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico - 6 lbs., 10 1/4 X 6 X 4 in.

A monster plate of big dogtooth Calcite crystals, pretty under SW or white light

AZFL01 - Calcite, Willemite, Fluorite, Aragonite (fl-SW) - Purple Passion Mine, Yavapai County, Arizona - 8 lbs. 7 oz., 9 X 7 X 4 1/2 in.

A spectacular melange of 4 fluorescent minerals (possibly more) - very colorful!

Barite, Fluorite, Calcite on Sphalerite(ELM13) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 5 lbs. 11 oz., 8 1/2 X 5 X 2 3/4 in.

Purple Fluorite xls., golden Calcite xl., "popcorn" Barite nodules, on massive and crystaline Sphalerite

Calcite, Strontianite on Sphalerite (ELM16) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 1 lb., 4 X 4 X 1 3/4 in.

Large golden double-terminated Calcite xl. (3 1/2 in.) w/ Strontianite on Sphalerite

Calcite, Strontianite on Sphalerite (ELM05) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 12 oz., 3 1/2 X 2 X 2 1/2 in.

Golden scalenohedral Calcite xl. (1 1/2 in.) with Strontianite on Ruby Sphalerite

Barite, Calcite on Galena (ELM09) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 1 lb. 7 oz., 3 1/2 X 2 1/4 X 2 in.

Barite "popcorn" nodule on Galena xls., w/ Calcite xl. & minor Fluorite

Fluorite on Sphalerite (ELM15) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 4 lbs. 3 oz., 6 1/2 X 5 X 3 in.

 

Fluorite crystals to 1 1/4 in. on Sphalerite

Sphalerite crystal on Dolomite (ELM01) - Elmwood Mine, Smith Co., Tennessee - 2 lbs. 8 oz., 9 X 6 1/2 X 2 1/2 in.

A lacy plate of Dolomite crystals, studded with a few small golden Calcites and one huge (1 in.+) well-formed Sphalerite crystal

MARCAS01-Marcasite xls. - Buick Mine, Viburnum Trend, Iron Cty., Missouri - 3 lbs. 3 oz., 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3 in.

An incredible specimen of very sharp Marcasite crystals growing in nooks and crannies throughout

BIGGAL01-Galena, Pyrite, Dolomite - Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Cty., Missouri - 5 lbs., 6 X 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 in.

An unusual and attractive large Galena crystal cluster, with unique growth into a crevice "soldering" two pieces of matrix together

CIRSTRONT01 - Strontianite - Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois - 1 lb. 4 oz., 5 X 3 1/2 X 1 1/2 in.

A snow-white bed of sharp Strontianite crystals, from the Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock

BHARD14 - Hardystonite, Clinohedrite, Willemite, Calcite (fl-SW) - Franklin, New Jersey - ~16 lbs., 11 X 8 X 5 1/2 in.

An exceptional huge 4-color Hardystonite specimen, with enough Clinohedrite, Willemite, and Calcite to make it sizzle - a centerpiece for any fluorescent display

BHARD01 - Clinohedrite, Hardystonite, Willemite (fl-SW), Franklinite - Parker Shaft, Franklin, New Jersey - 5 lbs., 6 X 5 X 3 in.

A gorgeous Parker Shaft specimen brought out in the 1950's by Franklin miner John Yanvari

SHCALBAR01 - Calcite, Fluorite (fl-SW) - Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, NJ - ~15 lbs., 10 X 9 X 4 in.

A huge, very rare piece of Sterling Hill history - Calcite sprinkled liberally with Fluorite, and showing the remains of two large "blowback" drill holes

Items pictured above are a few of the specimens which have passed through this website; all are now in the collections of my trading partners or customers.  I only have about 1500 left, and will put many of them up for sale or trade on this website (or eBay) as I get time (and can bear to part with them).....!

 

 

Jim Simpson (tigerowner@gmail.com)

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